|Cabiria - Giovanni Pastrone|
Silent (No soundtrack) From the Wikipedia entry for "Cabiria": Cabiria is a 1914 silent movie from the early years of Italy's movie industry, directed by Giovanni Pastrone (1883-1959). The movie is set in ancient Sicily and Carthage during the period of the Second Punic War (218-202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mt. Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes' defeat of the Ro...
Keywords: Silent; Epic; Drama
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|Sidney Olcott's BEN-HUR (1907)|
Very first film version of Lew Wallace's best seller. An unauthorised one too which was successfully sued by the right owners. A notorious precedent for copyright reinforcement. Now definitely in Public Domain. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000582/
Keywords: Ben-hur; Lew Wallace; epic; early silent movie
|For The Term of His Natural Life - Norman Dawn|
This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers and...
Keywords: Australia; Silent Film; Epic; Marcus Clarke; Convicts; Wrongly Convicted; Doubles; Scandal
Downloads: 9,287 (2 reviews)